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in congress. the tragedy, at sandy hook elementary school in newtown, connecticut, claimed the lives of 27 people, including 20 children understandably provoking calls for solutions, prevention of such bloodshed ever again. the di to control the inexplicable and the unpredictable. >> are we really prepared to say that we're powerless in the case of such carnage? the politics are too hard? are we prepared to say that such violence visited on our children year after year after year is somehow the price of our freedom? lou: several democratic lawmakers echoing the president's sentimentses within only hours of the shooting pushing for second amendment restrictions and tougher gun control laws nationwide. the senate's number two democrat says congressional hearings on gun control are on the way. senator dianne feinstein of california determined to get an assaults weapon ban on the floor this week, and schumer of new york sensing a political opportunity outlining to task gun control legislation this time. >> i think we could be at a tipping point for two reasons, a tipping point where we might a
and challenging days ahead for the small town in connecticut. >> a little watch on-line show is the only venue where the national rifle association has so far sought to counter the massive coordinated campaign for new laws mounted swiftly after newtown by the gun-control lobby >> mayor blumberg, senators chuck schumer and dianne feinstein insisting that we need tougher gun laws. you look at connectcut, and they are number five when it comes to the strictest gun laws in the country. >> sources close to the issue tell fox news the nra, having observed a proper morning time frame will soon begin to push back against gun-control advocates widening in the discussion tinclude hollywood, the gaming industry and putting defenders of the first amendment against defenders of thesecond. the major news conference was announced friday, saying its 4 million members to male and female, are prepared to offer meaningful contributions to make sure this never happens again. the white house, meantime, went on record with the measures president obama will fight for. >> actively supportive of, or example, senator f
at issue in the connecticut shooting last week. at that same pros conference where he demanded gun control proposal, president blasting speake of the house john boehner or only wants to raise taxes on millionaires. >> if you look at what the speaker has proposed, he has conceded that income tax rates should go up, right now he only wants them to go up for millionaires, if you make 900,000, he thinks you can't afford to pay more in taxes, but principal that rating are going up he has conceded. lou: you recall that president obama spent much of the past year, or yearnd a half, calling for higher taxes on millionaires and billion airs, the concessions that president referred to, leaving to more demands on the part of the president rather than a deal, congresswoman diane black is a member of the budget committee and joining us, and alter lapert is joining us and white wash over who is responsible for the benghazi terrorist attack continues in a brand-new, allegedl,ed inde independent re, sponsored by the state department. president obama today, said after last week's tragedy in connecticut, he
massacre lou: the newtown, connecticut, t massacre creates a debate on gu. control without question. but it is arguably more important to have a national discussion on mental health ar care.topic. very unpopular dtai topic. we still don't know the facts of a 20-year-old man turning into a mass murderer last friday, but we do know many ofa the factsout about a mental health care peop systemmthat is failing. there are far too many people that could be productive in our society. but first, we need to tlook at the truth and dimension.well just how big is mental illness in america? well, i hope you are sitting down. because these numbers are simply sounded very at according to the national institute, the national institute of mental health, 20%o of this country, 20% of us at one time or another, some 60 million people, 60 million americans experience a mental health disorder in any given year. ve those, some 60 million peopli receive some form of help. despite the often desperate neec for care, it is almost twicea af difficult to find a mentala health professional to provide f your and
in newtown, connecticut sales are way up. he will be on the show next. stuart: the final week of the year, usually this is a boom town for charities. people make their contributions to save on taxes and they do those contributions right now. there has been talk that a charitable deduction could be eliminated or restricted. our next guest says that would be a terrible idea. the former chairman of the new york faith council on the arts, welcome to the program. good to have you with us. >> how are you today? stuart: pretty good. if you get a restriction on the charitable tax deduction or it is eliminated i understand charitable contributions would probably o down. i can see that happening but doesn't that imply that the whole reason for giving to charity is to get a tax break as opposed to supporting the good that the charity does? >> that is a misnomer. so many people think we are giving something to the ridge and the wealthy by giving them a tax break. firstly, the charitable sector is $1.9 trillion industry, 5.5% to 6% of our economy, charitable organizations like the salvation army, the
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